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Med-Surg Moments is the official podcast of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)*. Our podcast offers an engaging look at the lives of - and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses. We’ll have guests on from every corner of the industry, bringing you stories that are relatable and compelling on myriad topics.

Our goal is to bring you interesting perspectives and insights that will serve you at any step of your nursing career. We truly intend this podcast to be an exciting, interesting go-to source for our listeners, and Med-Surg Moments will creatively incorporate voices from all backgrounds, to help highlight the issues facing you in our medical-surgical nursing community.

You can be assured we’ll do our very best to bring this podcast, always, with personality and compassion, and accuracy in our coverage.

* The content within the Med-Surg Moments Podcast represents the views, thoughts, and opinions of the co-hosts and may not necessarily reflect the views, thoughts, and opinions of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. 

May 10, 2019

In this episode, we will focus on the question of “What Is and Isn’t Second Victim Syndrome". Over the last 19 years, our knowledge and understanding of SVS has increased significantly, but questions still remain, such as why do some nurses experience profound SVS, resulting in significant emotional distress and even suicide, while others are able to return to work seemingly unaffected?


GUEST - Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN

HOST - Alissa Brown, BSN, MSN, RN